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Kinect breaks Guinness World Record

Guinness World Records: Kinect for Xbox 360 is crowned fastest selling consumer electronics device.

By Matt F-Smith 15/03/2011 18:33

Who'd have thought it? It may have had its doubters but Microsoft has recently announced it had sold an astounding 10 million Kinect sensors and more than 10 million Kinect games.

 

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In a nod to the recent sales success of Kinect, Guinness World Records has officially named Kinect for Xbox 360 the fastest selling consumer electronics device, which sold an average of 133,333 units per day for a total of 8 million units in its first 60 days between 4 November 2010 and 3 January 2011.

 

“The sales figures here speak for themselves,” said Gaz Deaves, Gaming Editor for Guinness World Records. “According to independent research, no other consumer electronics device sold faster within a 60-day time span, which is an incredible achievement considering the strength of the sector.”

 

Not only were sensor sales an overwhelming success, but Kinect drove significant game sales with more than 10 million standalone Kinect games sold worldwide to date.

 

Here's to the next 10 million...!

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